Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti

by CORRECT Health in Haiti, Inc
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Children in Rural Haiti

Summary

CORRECT Health in Haiti is working to increase the number of pregnant women who attend the minimum four prenatal care visits recommended by the WHO. This will be done through community awareness raising, individual prenatal visits, as well as innovative group prenatal care visits. CORRECT will also properly train traditional birth attendants, known as matwon, on safe delivery, immediate newborn care and health clinic referral signs, and provide them with clean delivery kits for safe births.

$15,000
total goal
$6,792
remaining
64
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Maternal mortality in Haiti has declined steadily but slowly, yet Haiti's maternal mortality rate remains the highest of any country in the Western hemisphere, at an estimated 359 deaths for every 100,000 live births. Approximately one of every 80 women in Haiti will die from childbirth and pregnancy related causes. Crushing poverty, poor health infrastructure and frequent natural disasters are some of the causes of the poor situation for maternal health in Haiti.

Solution

High quality prenatal or antenatal care (ANC) is an essential component of the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health continuum of care. Only 54% of pregnant women in Haiti attend the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommended minimum of 4 focused prenatal visits. In 2018, the rural area of Chateau was home to nearly 400 expectant mothers. The reality of insufficient education and poor health seeking behavior in rural Haiti means that only 65 pregnant women visited the clinic.

Long-Term Impact

CORRECT Health will increase the number of pregnant women who attend the minimum four antenatal care visits recommended by the WHO. This will be done through community awareness raising, individual ANC visits, as well as innovative group antenatal care visits. CORRECT will also properly train traditional birth attendants, known as matwon, on safe delivery, immediate newborn care and health clinic referral signs, and provide them with clean delivery kits for safe births.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

CORRECT Health in Haiti, Inc

Location: Queens Village, NY - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Jasmine Clerisme
Queens Village, NY United States
$8,208 raised of $15,000 goal
 
74 donations
$6,792 to go
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